Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
4 1:1,10 Exodus 20:11 31:17 2 Kings 19:15 2 Chronicles 2:12 Nehemiah 9:6 Job 12:9 Psalms 89:11-13 104:2 136:5-8 146:6 Isaiah 42:5 45:18 48:13 55:9 Isaiah 65:17 Jeremiah 10:12,16 Zechariah 12:1 Acts 4:24 Hebrews 4:3
And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
seventh day God
The LXX., Syriac, and the Samaritan Text read the sixth day, which is probably the true reading; as [vav (ww)] which stands for six, might easily be changed into [zayin] which denotes seven.
Or, rather, ceased, as the Hebrew word is not opposed to weariness, but to action; as the Divine Being can neither know fatigue, nor stand in need of rest.
And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
Exodus 16:22-30 20:8-11 23:12 31:13-17 34:21 35:2,3 Leviticus 23:3 25:2,3 Deuteronomy 5:12-14 Nehemiah 9:14 13:15-22 Proverbs 10:22 Isaiah 56:2-7 58:13,14 Jeremiah 17:21-27 Ezekiel 20:12 Mark 2:27 Luke 23:56 Hebrews 4:4-10
created and made
Heb. created to make.
These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
there went up a mist
or, a mist which went up.
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
of the dust
Heb. the dust of, etc. dust.
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
tree of life
tree of knowledge
And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
Eden denotes pleasure or delight; but was certainly the name of a place, and was, most probably, situated in Armenia, near the sources of the great rivers Euphrates, Tigris, Phasis, and Araxes.
The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
The Araxes, which runs into the Caspian sea.
Heb. Cush. The country of the ancient Cussaei.
And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
toward the east of. or, eastward to.
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
thou mayest freely eat
Heb. eating thou shalt eat.
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
of the tree
thou shalt surely die
Heb. dying thou shalt die. surely.
3:3,4,19 20:7 Numbers 26:65 Deuteronomy 27:26 1 Samuel 14:39,44 20:31 22:16 1 Kings 2:37,42 Jeremiah 26:8 Ezekiel 3:18-20 18:4,13,32 33:8,14 Romans 1:32 Romans 5:12-21 6:16,23 7:10-13 8:2 1 Corinthians 15:22,56 Galatians 3:10 Ephesians 2:1-6 Ephesians 5:14 Colossians 2:13 1 Timothy 5:6 James 1:15 1 John 5:16 Revelation 2:11 20:6,14 Revelation 21:8
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
meet for him
Heb. as before him.
And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
or, the man.
And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
gave names to
Heb. called. but.
And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
and they shall be one flesh
The LXX., Vulgate, Syriac, Arabic, and Samaritan read, "they two;" as is also read in several of the Parallel Passages.
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.